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A. D. McLean, of Plymouth; R. A. May,
of Groton; L. V. Miller, of Peabody;
W. B. Snow, Jr., of Stoneham; R. J.
Stiles, of Norway, Me.; C. W. Taintor,
£d, of Cambridge.

1915-16 Caftainik

Captains of the foUowing University
teams have been recently elected for
1915-16:

Track: W. J. Bin^bam, 16, of Methu-
en, prepared at Exeter, where he cap-
tamed the team. He was captain of his
Freshman team, and for tlie past two
seasons has been a mainstay in the mid-
dle distances. He won the half-mile
against Yale this spring in Im., 56s.,
and ran on the relay team which broke
the world's record for 1560 yards, 8m.,
8s., against the B.A. A. Bingham is also
leader of the University Glee Club and
president of Phillips Brooks House.

BasebaU: H. L. Nash, '16, of Newton,
prepared at Newton High School, and
was ciq>tain of his Freshman team. For
two seasons he has played first base and
has always been among the heaviest hit-
ters and surest fielders on the squad.

Crew: D. P. Morgan, Jr., *16, of New
York, prepared at Middlesex, and was
captain of his Freshman crew. In 1914
he rowed on the second crew which won
the Grand Challenge Cup at the Henley
regatta in England, and in 1915 rowed
bow in the University boat.



Tennis: R. N. WOliams, 2d, '16, of
Philadelphia, Pa., was reelected. Wil-
liams won the intercollegiate diampioiH
ship in 1918, the national title in 1914,
and the day court title in 1912 and 1915,
and was a member of the Davis Cup team
which still holds the championship of the
world.

WaUr^polo: J. W. D. Seymour, '17, of
New York. Next year will be the first
time water-polo has been organized as
an intercollegiate sport at Harvard.

Laeroeee: E. E. O'Neil, '16, of Dan^
vers, has played a steady game on the
defense for the past two seasons.

Gymnaetics: W. Campbell,' 16. of Mt.
Hamilton, Cal., was a member of the
team in 1914 and was manager in 1915,

The Univernty has defeated Yale in
dual contests in 11 of the 15 branches of
athletics in which the two institutions
met in 1914-15. Harvard's victories
were in football, hockey, track, baseball,
golf, tennis, lacrosse, cross-ooimtry, soc*
cer, shooting, indoor relay. Yale's vic-
tories were in crew, fencing, wrestling,
and gymnastics, although the fencers
later beat Yale in the intercollegiate
contests.

Fall athletics will open on September
18, when University football practice
will begin on Soldier's Field under the
direction of Coach Haughton and Cap^
tain Mahan. Footballs were given out
to all the candidates for practice in kick-
ing during the summer. The cross-
country men will also return to Cam-
bridge early, for Coach Alfred Shrubb
and Captain R. T. Twitchell, '16, will
open regular work on September 20.
Both of these teams have lost heavily
through graduation, and the early train-
ing period will consequently be unusu-
ally important. Additional ground on
Soldier's Field is expected to be in condir



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lion for uae before the opening of fall
athletics. At the suggestion of Blr. X.
H. Goodnow, '82, of the state depart-
ment of engineering, who has completed
a survey of the Field, a new drainage
system is being tested on two or three
acres of the waste land in the northwest
comer.

The average of all strength tests taken
by members of the University during
the past year was 630 points, and the
average for those participating in com-
petitive athletics was 750. When comr-
pared with the marks of several years
ago, these appear remarkably low. Then
it was the custom to hold intercollegiate
omtests in which as many as 50 men
entered who made records of 1200 or
more. These competitions had to be
abandoned because of the strain suffered
by some of the contestants. The falling
off since that time may be accounted for
by the fact that in all sports only a com-



paratively low mark is required, with
the result that no effort is made to ex-
ceed these requirements. The year's
record shows less than 6 men with aver-
ages above 1200, the two highest tests
being made by H. R. Hardwick, '15, and
G. A. Davis, Jr., 2L., whose scores were
1881 and 1598, respectivdy.

Dr. Paul Withington, '09, assistant
graduate treasurer of the H.A.A., and
director of Freshman athletics, has
handed in his restgnatioQ to take effect
Nov. 1, in order to become an interne at
the Boston City Hospital.

P. B. Roberts, IL., a member of the
University fencing team in 1914, has
offered a silver cup for the winner of the
Freshman fendng championship next
year. The Fencers' Club, which has
heretofore presented this trophy, will
transfer its cup to the winner of a
novice meet.

IhrigH Harold Ingram, 16.



THE GRADUATES.



HARVARD CLUBS.

BEBUN.

So far as the Harvard Club of Berlin
itself is concerned, I am sorry to say that
we have been scattered to the winds since
the war began. As the President of the
Club is, so far as he is aware, the only
remaining member in Berlin and is of
a sociable disposition, he has called no
meetings during the past year, and I
fear that the Club will be unable to re-
sume its usual activities until this beast-
ly war is a thing of the past. There are,
however, four Harvard men besides
myself in the Embassy, namely, Ellis
Dresel, '87, Grafton Minot, '15, Charlie
Russell, '15, and Lithgow Osborne, '15.
Tliese men came out originally to serve



as volunteers, Minot and Russell when
the war began, Osborne a few months
later, and Dresel last winter, and the
first three have now been made clerks
under the Department of State at a sub-
stantial salary. I am very proud of the
way Harvard has shown up in the Em-
bassy, for each of these men has taken
complete charge of an important bureau,
— Dresel and Minot in turn of the Fi-
nancial Bureau, Russdl of the British
Prisoners of War Bureau, and Osborne of
the British Civil Prisoners Bureau, — and
their work has been beyond all praise.
We could not possibly have carried on
the job without their assistance and they
jumped in and worked until 2, 8, and
sometimes 7 in the morning day afterday
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all the enthusiMm wluch the average
Harvard man brings to every job he has
a chance to tackle. Minot and Riusdl
thus sacrificed their senior year at Col-
1^^ althoni^ they qualified for their de-
grees the year before, while Osborne has
given up both his senior year and his de-
gree as well. I think they will never re-
gret it« lor the experience they are gain-
ing ntfW is broader and more valuable
than any th^ could have acquired in
other ways, and they are furthermore
serving the Government, which I think
is the best thing of all that a Harvard
man can do. We have also two Prince-
ton men, a Yale man, and two Columbia
men with us, and I must not forget to
mention that Boylston Beal, '86, worked
with us for several months last summer
and was the original organizer of our
British bureaux. We gave him a fare-
well dinner when he left, the memory of
which has served to tide us over many
dry and difficult places. I think that
when the history of our Embassy during
the war comes to be written, — which it
never will be, — the keynote of our or-
ganisation will be found in the enthu*
siasm and uprit de corps which our Har-
vard and other University volimteers
brought to an unaccustomed, compli-
cated, and often terribly exacting job.
There has not been a moment of friction
or complaint since we started in, andl
believe me, it has been some job.

J. C. Grew, '01, Prts.



The last Treasurer's report gave the
total membership of the Club as 3961.
The total membership at present (Aug.,
1915) u 4079. Of this total, 31S0 are
resident members and 949 are non-resi-
dent members. The House Committee
repwts an increased gross revenue for all
departments of the Club over the corre-
sponding months of 1914, with the eac-



oeption of the gross revenues from the
use of the card-rooms. A statement of
some figures from the last Treasurer's
report may be of interest: The average
daily attendance was 421; the average
number of bills sent out each month for
house duirges was sli^tly in excess of
2000. The Club showed a net operating
profit for the fiscal year of $28,871.68.
From this amount the following amounts
were charged off: Balance of carrying
charges during construction, $4475.13;
balance of china, glass and silver, linen
and kitchenware accounts, $4545.04; re-
served for changes in hot water system,
$2500; reserved for changes in Har-
vard Hall, $2000; depreciation of build-
ing, 2} %, $11,000; balance to surplus,
$4851.51. The Art Committee reports
that the Club has received gifts amount-
ing to about $4000 and loans to the
amount of about $4500.

Club Scholarships were awarded to the
following: Rufus H. Bond, Everett High
School; S. R. Dunham, Jr., Boston Latin
School; Thomas B. Murphy, Medford
High School; A. R. Ndson, Boston Latin
School; Laurance Richardson, Brooldine
Hi^ School.

A "Musical Smoker" was given at the
Club on Feb. 25. The committee in
charge were: T. S. Ross, '12, chairman,
Malcolm Lang, '02, M. H. Wentworth,
'01. Robert Winsor, Jr., was present as
the leader of "L'Orchestra di Winsori."

A nominating committee consisting
of George S. Mumford, '87, chairman;
James A. Parker, '91, Charles K. Cum*
mings, '98, Benjamin Joy, '05, Ralph
Lowell, '12, nominated the following
men for officers of the dub : Pres., Henry
L. Higginson, V55]; vice-pres., Odin
Roberts, '86; treas., F. S. Mead, '87; sec.,
P. W. Thomson, '02; for directors to
serve until April, 1918, Elisha Flagg, '87,
L. A. Frothingham, '93, R. B. Merriman,
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committee on elections to serve mitil
April. 1918, E. C. Storrow, '89, F. H.
Curtiss, '91, J. F. Perkins, '99, Robert
Winsor, Jr., '05, G. G. Bacon, '08, H. B.
Gardner, 'IS, Leveiett Saltonstall, '14.
These men were elected at the annual
ireeting of the Club.

The Glee Club of the Harvard Gub
(not the College Glee Club) gave a mii»-
strel show at the Club on April 80, of
which the committee in charge was Alan
Hay, '14, Malcolm Lang, '02, M. H.
Wentworth, '01, P. F. Perkins, '10.

The committee on general athletics,
consisting of A. B. Mason, '08, N. P.
Hallowell, '97, G. D. Hayward, '12, have
made arrangements whereby members
of the Club have been able to use the
tennis courts of the Longwood Cricket
Club at Chestnut Hill. This committee
organized a Club Tennis Team which,
under the leadership of S. L. Beals, '01,
won the tennis series of the Mystic Val-
ley Tennis Association. The committee
also made arrangements whereby two
Club Golf Tournaments are to be held
this summer under the direction of Perci-
val GUbert, '08.

The Alumni Chorus gave concerts at
the Club on Thursday, June 8, and on
Sunday, June 6.

The Club ran two private trains to the
New London Races on Friday, June 25,
under the management of the follow-
ing coDunittee: J. T. Beach, '09, Phil-
lips Ketchum, '06, Arthur Peny, Jr.,
'06.

A committee consisting of G. R. Fear-
ing, Jr., '98, J. W. Farley, '99, B. Joy, '05,
Harris Livermore, '01, C. S. Forbes, '00,
arranged a meeting in Harvard Hall on
June 28 at which General Leonard Wood
spoke and at which the plans were made
for the Massachusetts delegation to
the Military Training Camp at Platts-
burg.

During the year there have been about



25 concerts at the Club, mduding organ
recitals, piano and song redtab and con-
certs by different organisations. There
have been about 24 "Smoke Talks."
''Acoustical pads" have been hung in
Harvard Ebill which are to be decorated
later. This work of decoration is being
arranged by the Art Committee, con-
sisting of J. H. Parker, '93, J. L. Little,
Jr., '97, R. W. Gray, '01.

P. W. Thomon, Sec |

DALLAS, TEXAS.

Some of the activities of the Club dur-
ing the current year have been as fol-
lows: On Nov. 21, 1914, the annual elec-
tion of officers was held, resulting as fo^
lows: Dr. Frederick W. Russell, '69, hon.
pres.; W. W. Fisher, '04, pres.; George
V. Peak, Jr., A.M. '08, vice^res.; L. F.
CariUm, '04, sec-treas. After this meet-
ing the Club was entertained by the Yale
Club of Dallas with a dinner celebrating
the victory of Harvard over Yale in the
Yale Bowl that afternoon. This year we
hope again to be the guests of the Yale
Club, but are perfectly willing to act as
the hosts if necessity requires. There
have been two informal smokers during
the spring months, at which scholarship
matters. Freshman dormitories, tuition
fee, etc., were discussed. At one of these
meetings, A. T. Perkins, '87, president
of the Associated Harvard Clubs, was
our honored guest. On May 27, the Club
defeated the Yale Qub of Dallas in a
very exciting game of baseball, winning
by a score of 10 to 5. Two young men
took the Harvard entrance examinations
in June in competition for the Texas
State Scholarship, subscribed to by the
Harvard men in Texas, but to date re-
sults of the entrance examinations have
not been obtained, and the scholarship
has not been awarded. During the sum-
mer months it is not convenient to hold
any meetings of the Club, as many mem-



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ben are away on vacatioiu^ and it is
difficult to obtain full attendance.

L. F. Carlion, '04« Sec

XA8TSBN KXW TOBK.

The Harvard Aasodation of Eastern
New York awarded their scholarship for
the last college year to Theodore K. Sel-
kirk, of Albany, N.Y., and he made a
very creditable showing, getting B in
four full courses and in two half-courses,
and an A in one full course. We have not
decided whom we shall send next year,
as at present it is pretty hard to decide
out of the several fellows who have made
application.

Oardmer B, Perry, Sec

HAWAH.

The Harvard Club of Hawaii met
June 15, 1915, in its annual meetmg
at the Nuuanu Valley home of F. D.
Lowrey, '06, who was the host of the
Club on this occasion. Twenty members
were present.

In the business meeting, repeats, rou-
tine business, and the election of officers
were attended to. E. A. Mott^mith, '93,
was diairman. The officers for 1915-16
are as follows: Pres., J. D. Dole, *99; sec-
treas.,A. F. Griffiths, '99; ex. com., A. L.
Dean, '00, A. L. Castle, '06, F. D. Low-
rey, '08; students' aid com., W. T. Bri^
ham, '62, A. M. Nowell, '99, A. L. Dean.
'00, J. P. Morgan, '11.

The speeches of the evening, which
furnished a most interesting program,
were given by S. M. BaUou, '93. F. D.
Lowrey, '08, A. L. CasUe, '06, A. M.
Christy, / '14, R. B. Anderson, / '03, H.
G. Dillingham, '04.

Dillingham spoke on "Eburard and
the Present War." He gave a list of the
Harvard men who are at the front, en-
larged on the spirit which led them to
enter the service, and gave an account
of the work bemg done by Harvard men



in furnishing and maiming hospital units
and ambulances. The Club was deeply
stirred by this recital. A conmiittee was
appointed to investigate the subject of
the Club's giving assistance to the Har-
vard hospital units.

LONDON.

The Harvard Club of London has sent
the following circular to many Harvard
Clubs. The OradtuUes* Magaadtu com*
mends it to the attention of all alumni,
certain that any contributions will be
very helpful and that money will be used
quickly where it can do the most good:

Harvard Clybof London War RdiefFund,

May, 1915.
*' What can im do, ¥>hai can you do to help aof^
niMod Buropef"

PrenderU EmorituM G. W. Eliot.

This question the Harrard Club of Londoii,
Eim^and, has addressed to itself and now ad-
dresses to all Harvard Clubs, to all Harvard
men the world over.

living in the capital of the British Empire,
within a few hours of the main battlefield, the
members of this Club are profoundly moved
by the sight of the wastage and wreck of war,
and feel it their duty to carry out the tradi-
tions of wide and intelligent humane help so
long taught in Harvard University.

America has come nobly to the front, and
American help is being given in every part of
stricken Europe. A considerable amount of
money has already been provided by citisens
of the United States for the needs of the home-
lees, the foodless, the sick, the wounded.
Much more, however, is still needed, for,
greater yet than the treasure outpoured so
freely is the mighty and ever-growing need.
In Belgium a whole population is barely being
saved from sheer starvation; in Northern
France the wretched non-combatants are in as
pitiful a plight; in Serbia, disease of the most
malignant and deadly character adds its de-
structive powers to lack of food and shelter;
Poland, harried by the contending hosts, well-
ni^ fsjls to make its lamentable condition
known.

Harvard hospital units. Harvard ambu-
lances. Harvard siugeons and physicians.
Harvard helpers are at work on the battle-
fields of the unending fighting line, at the
bases, in the hamlets, villages, towns and
cities.

From all these points come insistent calls
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Harvard CltAs. — Milwaukee. [September,



Taiioas funds are often vnable to niMt the
demands as promptly as is required.

7A« Harvard Club of London War RdUf
Fund it utablU/ud for <As tpeeial pttrpMS of
instantly rsaponding to •uek oaUt^ primarHn
from <As Harvard Hospital Units and Ambu-
lances, and for Harvard rOief of the starving and

Financial aid is continually wanted for spe-
cial purposes, and while such aid can often be
obtained from the United States, it is not in
season to meet the immediate need. An easily
accessible fund in London will fill the gap.

The Harvard Club of London therefora
appeals to all Harvard Graduates and Under-
graduates to aid its effort, fully confident that
not only will their response be generous, but
also immediate. Quieknsss of rssponso is (As
most prsssing necessity of this call.

The Fund will be administered in London
by the following Committee: C. W. Eliot, '63,
President Emeritus Harvard University. The
Right Honourable Viscount Bryoe, O.M.,
LL.D. (Harvard), and former British Am-
bassador to the United States. J. H. Seavems,
'81. President of the Harvard Club of London,
Chairman, R. Grant, Jr., *06, Vice-President
and Secretary of the Harvard Club of Lon-
don, E. C. Darling, '93, L. H. DeFriese, *76,
F. C. de Sumiehrast, Associate Professor
Emeritus Harvard University, C. W^. Short,
Jr., '06, H. S. V^aite, '09.

* ConiribtUions should bs sent to Robert Grant,
Jr., Bank BuildingB. Princes Street, London,
E.C., or to him at 44 SUte Street. Boston,
Maas.



KABTLAMD.

The Club now has a regular member-
ship of about 100 men, a slight increase
over last year. There are some hatf-
dosen honorary members. Three yean
ago the Club established a scholarship
for $250, to be awarded to the most de-
serving all-around student from a hi^
or preparatory school in the State of
Maryland, altering the Freshman Class
of Harvard College. This scfaobirship
has done a good deal to stimulate inter-
est in Harvard in Maryland, particularly
in Baltimore, and there have been anum-
bo* of worthy applicants for the scholar-
ship for the coming academic year. It
has just been awarded to Arthur Motter
Lamb, of Roland Park, Md. There is
' now a movement on foot to establish
additional sdiolarships, both by the



Club and by individual membess. The
activities of the Club throu|^oat the
past year have been confined to a num-
ber of informal smokers, and the annual
dinner held on April 27. This was the
81st annual dinner, and was given in
honor of Mr. Frank J. Goodnow, the
new President of Johns Hopkins Uni-
veisity. Prof. Geo. L. fittredge, "82;
r epres en ted the University, and among
the Harvard men from other localities
attending the dinner were F. A. Delano,
*85, member oi the Federal Reserve
Board, and R. F. HeiTi<^, '90, of Boston.
A very pleasant custom which has grown
up for the past few years, which tends to
cement the friendship between the load
alumni of the various universities, and
also stimulates interest in Harvard, is
the triangular ball game and dinner be-
tween the alumni of Yale, Princeton, and
Harvard, held on Decoratkm Day. This
year it was particularly enjoyable.
Pj-iiicetOH, however, won tiie duunpioO"
ship.

Tlie present officers of the Club are:
Dr. H. B. Jacobs, '88, pies.; Monis
Whitridge, '89, vice^res.; W. W. Mars-
ton, '02, vioe-pres.; Henry T. Duer, '18,
treas.; Wm. C. Coleman, '06, sec.; ex.
com.. Judge Carroll T. Bond, '94, Wm.
Ainsworth Parker, '96, Virgil M. Hillyer.
•97.

Wm, C. CoUman, '05, Sec

MILWAUKEE.

On May 7 the Club held a smoker with
the Yale Club at which about 40 men
were present. There was much, friendly
give and take and the meeting was voted
a great success.

There was also a hotly contested
baseball game with the Yale Chib at
the annual University Club picnic on
July 24. On this occasion the Harvard
team appeared as red devils, with long,
streaming tails.



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The mcmben of the Club living in
St. Paul and Minneapolis have organised
londi dubs, one in each city» which meet
every Tuesday at 12.30 p.m. OnJu]y20»
James Wray was a guest at the lunch in
Minneapotis and told much interesting
news of the rowing facilities at Harvard.
On August 7» the dub held its 9th an«
nual picnic, going by boat, stopping at
Gray Cloud Island for a ball game, hav-
ing supper on the boat, arriving at Still*
water late in the evening and returning
by electric car. All sorts of amusements
were provided and members were urged
to bring as guests of the Club any boys
who were thinking of going East to
college.

NKW KKGLAND FBDKHATION.

At a meeting of the council of the New
England Federation of Harvard Clubs,
held May 15 last, it was decided to have
the annual meeting of the Federation
at Springfield, Oct. 9, 1915. The seci^
taries of the various dubs are requested
to start now to arouse the enthusiasm
that will insure a large gathering of Har-
vard men. The conmiittee in charge is
planning a most interesting program and
every one will be sure of a hearty wel-
come and a good time. This meatu that
you are requested to tee thai your dub u
foM represented. Literature descriptive
of the meeting will be sent you in due
time. Twenty-five clubs now compose
this Federation and are a potent force
for assisting our Alma Mater as well as
for the good of the community at large.

NEW JERSST.

The Club held its annual field day on
Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, at the
Morristown School, more than 100 per-
sons attending. This year, in addition to
the wives of members, their children
were invited. Luncheon was served in



the dining-room of the Sdiool* and was
followed by speeches. Cameron Blaikie,
*99, president of the Club, presided. The
ddest member of the Club, Prof. W. W.
Richards, *55, of Brooklyn, made an
address. CamiUus G. Kidder. '72, of
Newark, read his annual poem, and
Arthur B. Wendell, '96, of Rahway,
read an alphabetical poem bringing in
the names of members of the Club.
Ralph S. Foss, '03, of Wyoming, was
heard in imitations of Harvard professors
and others, and Alfred £. Moe, '97, of
JTersey City, exhibited some caricatures
of Elarvard notables and Cambridge
scenes. Francis Call Woodman, '88, wel-
comed the members of the Club to the
School, and Arthur P. Butler, '88, an-
other headmaster, also apoke. After
lundieon there were games. The men's
doubles tennis tournament, participated
in by 18 pairs, was won by John Rey-
nolds, '07, and Kenneth Reynolds^ '14,
of Montclair, who defeated Quentin
Reynolds, '14, and Thomas Kedk, of the
School. Some of the older men enjoyed
a game of baseball with a soft ball and
shortened bases. The nine captained by
Perry D. Trafford, '89, of Short Hills,
the former president of the Club, beat
President Blaikie's aggregation by the
score of 21 to 7. Among those present
were the following: Wm. W. Richards,
'66, C. H. Wi^t. [*67]. C. G. Kidder, '72.
R. C. Newton. '74, F. L. Crawford. '79,
C. P. Frey, ['88], F. C. Woodman. '88,
A. P. Butler, '88, P. D. Trafford, '89,
Randall Salisbury, '89, W. H. P. Oliver,
'92, C. E. Hutchison, '93, R. S. Board-
man, '96, Francis Mason. '96, A. R.
Wendell, '96, A. K. Moe, '97, H. D.



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